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Evenson, Brian: Ed Vs. Yummy Fur. Or, What Happens When A Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel. (Critical Cartoons.) Minneapolis: Uncivilized Books, 2014. (136 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-9846814-9-5
BibTeX citation key: Evenson2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Ed the Happy Clown", "Yummy Fur", Alternative Comics, Brown. Chester, Interview, Kanada, Serialität
Creators: Evenson
Publisher: Uncivilized Books (Minneapolis)
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Brian Evenson delves deeply into the pages of Chester Brown’s (Louis RielPaying for It) seminal comic-book Yummy Fur, from its beginnings as a mini comic to its afterlife in the graphic novels it spawned. Brian’s comics archaeology excavates the discarded fragments of Brown’s masterpiece Ed The Happy Clown, examines the never re-printed adaptions of the Gospels, considers the juxtaposition of religion and absurdism, and meditates on the pleasures of reading serialized pamphlet comic-books. The book also features a new interview with Chester Brown, shining a new spotlight on this important work.

Table of Contents

Introduction (9)
– lowercase
– linkages
– distinction & meaning
– changes
– genre
– the death of Yummy Fur

1. Scatology (22)
2. Sacrilege (44)
3. Lost Pages. The Discarded Ed Material (60)
4. Loose Ends
– small changes
– size matters
– censorship
– shifts in paneling
– covers vs. chapter “covers”
– &

Conclusion (100)

Appendix: An Interview with Chester Brown (106)
Color Plates (129)
Biographical Information (136)

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